from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The activity or sport of pursuing game.
  • noun The act of conducting a search for something.
  • noun Electronics The periodic variation in speed of a synchronous motor with respect to the current.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The pursuit of game; the art or practice of pursuing wild animals in any way for the purpose of capturing or killing them; the chase, either as a source of livelihood or as a recreation or field sport; absolutely, in England, fox-hunting; coursing.
  • noun In change-ringing, the operation of changing the order in which any bell in a peal is rung. See hunt, v. i., 3.
  • noun An arrangement in the number of teeth of gears in contact such that the same teeth come into touch with each other only after a number of revolutions.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The pursuit of game or of wild animals.
  • noun the region to which, according to the belief of American Indians, the souls of warriors and hunters pass after death, to be happy in hunting and feasting.
  • noun Same As Hunting lodge (below).
  • noun (Zoöl.) the cheetah.
  • noun (Mach.) a tooth in the larger of two geared wheels which makes its number of teeth prime to the number in the smaller wheel, thus preventing the frequent meeting of the same pairs of teeth.
  • noun (Zoöl.) the hyena dog.
  • noun a region or district abounding in game; esp. (pl.), the regions roamed over by the North American Indians in search of game.
  • noun a bulge; a horn used in the chase. See Horn, and Bulge.
  • noun (Zoöl.) the cheetah.
  • noun a temporary residence for the purpose of hunting.
  • noun a hunting lodge.
  • noun a coarse shirt for hunting, often of leather.
  • noun (Zoöl.) a spider which hunts its prey, instead of catching it in a web; a wolf spider.
  • noun See Hunter, 6.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Chasing and killing animals for sport or to get food.
  • noun Looking for something, especially for a job or flat.
  • noun engineering Fluctuating around a central value without stabilizing.
  • verb Present participle of hunt.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport
  • noun the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
  • noun the work of finding and killing or capturing animals for food or pelts


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